We Buy Books!

We are normally interested in buying good quality books on a wide range of subjects, but following some very large recent purchases, and others already in the diary, we are now extremely well-stocked (June 2019), and are primarily only interested in the subjects listed below:-


  • Railways & Industrial Archaeology
  • Motoring (pre 1950s only)
  • Aviation


Books can be brought to the shop or we will travel to view larger collections. However please contact us BEFORE bringing books to the shop. We have limited storage space available and it is impractical to deal with book buying when the shop is busy. Our book buyer is normally in the shop on a Tuesday only, so please make an appointment beforehand to avoid a wasted journey.


If you are not located locally to us, unless you have a large collection of books (100s) or books of significant value, you would be better contacting a dealer closer to you. We have recently had customers offering us very small quantities of interesting but relatively low value books, who live 80-100 miles away. The economics of this simply don't work for either party. Other dealers local to us who may be interested in puchasing books include Cornell Books in Tewkesbury (01684 293337) and the Malvern Bookshop (01684 575915)


It is always helpful to receive details of the books for sale, a simple and effective means is to send us images of the book spines, as many customers now do. Attaching the images to an email is the simplest and quickest method.


As a guide, we would not generally be interested in purchasing the following:-


Books published by Reader's Digest / Hamlyn / BCA 
'Coffee table' type books on any subject
Children's Annuals


The condition of books offered will always be reflected in our offer to you. Major faults such as missing dustwrappers, torn pages, missing plates will dramatically reduce the value of a book. We are always happy to give guidance in such matters.


Please note that for all book buys valued at less than £10, a credit will be given against future shop purchases.


We are happy to receive book lists by email or post, we will reply to all such enquiries.